Residents can expect traffic delays as work begins tomorrow to upgrade the southbound acceleration lane from Cleveland Avenue.
From tomorrow, June 13, southbound right lane from Cleveland Ave to Highway 99 will be closed Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be closures on southbound right-hand lane of Highway 99 from Cleveland Avenue to the Mamquam Blind Channel crossing. Construction zone speed limit of 50 km/h will be in effect for the duration of the project.
The estimated completion date for construction is July 15, 2022. Residents will need to plan ahead to allow for extra time when coming to and from the downtown area of Squamish, says the District of Squamish.
“This has long been a challenging intersection and we are very pleased to see this commitment from the Province,” says District of Squamish Mayor Karen Elliott. “These much-needed improvements will address safety concerns and traffic-flow issues at this intersection, and we appreciate the investment that is being made to allow for a safer exit onto Highway 99.”
The intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Highway 99 is the most dangerous intersection, according to ICBC Crash Data.